Undergraduate Minor in STEM Education
Preparing STEM educators to advance the understanding of
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Enhance your STEM degree with valuable communication skills by pursuing any of these options:
- Earn a certificate in STEM Education — 9 credits
- Earn a minor in STEM Education — 15 credits
- Earn an Arkansas teaching license in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics for grades 7-12 or Computer Science licensure in grades 4-12
- Graduate in four years with multiple career options
All the options for undergraduates illustrated (PDF)
Choose from the three introductory courses below (1, 2 or 3 credit hours) to explore the above options.
ARSC 1201 Introduction to Teaching in STEM
An engaging course that will provide students with an opportunity to practice and implement techniques and skills associated with learning and teaching science, math, or computer science. Fulfills freshman requirement: UNIV 1001 University Perspectives
ARSC 1212 Field Experience in Teaching STEM
This course will provide students the opportunity to create and teach engaging math, science, or computer science lessons in a local school.
STEM 2003 The Art of STEM Communication
An interdisciplinary course that explores the importance of effective STEM communication in socio-scientific issues. Interactive and engaging, this course collaborates with the STEM and Fine Arts departments. Fufills a social science elective for State Minimum Core.
One Great Career Option
"Education empowers students by giving them the skill set and confidence to solve problems in their lives and change the world." — Chris Malone
"Computer Science is not about teaching a student how to code or how to use a computer. It is about teaching a student that no matter what the challenge is, it can be overcome." — Nate Vogel
"I love seeing students develop confidence in themselves and pride in their work!" — Clair Mulvihill
What are the benefits of getting certified to teach secondary math, science or computer science?
- There is a shortage of math, science, or computer science teachers. Move almost anywhere across our nation, and you will find schools looking to hire math, science, or computer science teachers.
- Use your teaching certificate when you graduate, or use it after you've worked in industry for a while.
- As a teacher, you can share your love and enthusiasm for your subject to empower and inspire the next generation.
- Teaching is a rewarding career: You can transform the lives of students, and discover that they transform your life.
- The art of teaching is a creative endeavor. Designing innovative lessons to engage students is fun and satisfying.
This undergrad minor academic program formerly was called UAteach.